Emirates News Agency – Central Bank issues two new polymer banknotes of five and ten dirhams, with international standards

– Use of the latest technical technologies and safety signs to improve access to sustainability and keep pace with the country’s developmental renaissance.

Central Bank Governor: The new banknotes reflect the future vision of the UAE dirham, an international currency.

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ABU DHABI, April 21 / WAM / The Central Bank of the United Arab Emirates announced the launch of two new five and ten dirham banknotes, made of “polymer” and characterized by technical specifications and advanced security features. .

This new offer comes within the framework of the third issue of the national currency and based on the will of the Central Bank to keep pace with the comprehensive renaissance and ambitious vision of state development in the next fifty years, especially in the financial and economic field. , after the success of the first offer of 50 dirham (polymer) banknote.

This also comes as an affirmation of the Central Bank’s adoption of a sustainability approach and its efforts to develop environmental standards in the financial sector and to promote sustainable growth by using an environmentally friendly “polymer” material through its ability to ‘was recycled, as these banknotes have. a higher degree of durability and a longer lifespan than banknotes Made of cotton at a rate twice or more.

The Central Bank continued the approach of the third edition, combining modern technologies with the beauty of design. The aesthetics of the design on these two letters is represented in the presence of a transparent window decorated with the image of the founding father, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, “May God bless his soul” and the state logo. Visual media identity, in addition to the presence of advanced geometric shapes, drawings and inscriptions designed using intaglio printing techniques and fluorescent inks.

Technical characteristics of the five dirham banknote.

In designing the new five-dirham banknote, the Central Bank tended to preserve the technical characteristics of the color on the paper banknote that is currently in circulation of the same denomination, to facilitate identification by the public.

The design also included photographs of a number of national and civilizational symbols in the UAE. In the center of the front of this banknote, the image of “Ayman Castle” appears as an archaeological and historical landmark that stands as a witness to cultural heritage. and the history of fathers and grandfathers. In the center of the back of the banknote, an image of “Dayya Castle” is displayed in the Ras Al Khaimah Emirate, which is a special cultural and heritage destination in the country.

Technical characteristics of the ten dirham banknote.

The new 10 dirham banknote has retained its green color, to be similar to the color of the banknote currently in circulation. In the center of the front face appears the image of the Great Sheikh Zayed Mosque, which is a prominent religious, national and cultural landmark in the country and enjoys a prominent position in the world. In the center of the back of the banknote is an image of the “Khorfakkan Amphitheater” as one of the prominent cultural monuments in the Emirate of Sharjah.

Security features of two banknotes.

The Central Bank has worked to use the latest international standards and technologies in the two new banknotes and to use the technical specifications and high-quality visible and covert security features in the banknote industry to increase traders’ confidence in the currency. national as well as to combat counterfeiting. The two banknotes also include a prominent touch and feature in Braille to help blind merchants identify the value of the banknote.

Delivery dates.

The 10 dirham (polymer) banknote will be issued from today “Thursday” corresponding to April 21, 2022 and the new five dirham (polymer) banknote will be issued from Tuesday, April 26, 2022. The two current banknotes will to remain of the same denomination in circulation together with the new banknotes (polymer) as the banknotes whose value is guaranteed by law.

His Excellency Khalid Mohammed Balama, Governor of the Central Bank of the United Arab Emirates, said on this occasion: the symbols and connotations they carry that reflect the history of the UAE and their immortal heritage, at the same time. It reflects the future vision of development and prosperity in the country. ”

His Excellency added: “Thanks to the wise guidance and strong support of our wise leadership, we look forward with confidence and optimism to the future to achieve more and achieve global leadership. We at the Central Bank affirm our commitment to “the UAE’s ongoing search for the dirham to become an internationally used currency.”

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